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African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu

Author: Leonard Tumaini Chuwa
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2014.
Series: Advancing global bioethics, v.1.
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This book educates whilst also challenging the contemporary schools of thought within philosophical and religious ethics. In addition, it underlines the fact that the substance of ethics in general and bioethics/healthcare ethics specifically, is much more expansive and inclusive than is usually thought. Bioethics is a relatively new academic discipline. However, ethics has existed informally since before the time  Read more...
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Chuwa, Leonard.
African indigenous ethics in global bioethics. Interpreting Ubuntu
(OCoLC)871243754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Tumaini Chuwa
ISBN: 9789401786256 9401786259 9401786240 9789401786249
OCLC Number: 872563220
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages).
Contents: ABSTRACT ii.- DEDICATION iii.- ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.- iv.- TABLE OF CONTENTS i.- Chapter One Introduction: The Culture of Ubuntu.- 1. Emergence of Global bioethics.- 2. Exploration of Ubuntu.- 3. Relevance of Ubuntu Worldview.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Chapter Two Ubuntu Ethics.- 1. Tension between Individual and Universal Rights.- 2. Cosmic and Global Context.- 3. The Role of Solidarity.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Chapter Three Ethics of Care: Enlightening the Role of Rights in Global Bioethics.- 1. Individual Rights.- 2. Human Relationships.- 3. Reciprocity of Care.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Chapter Four UNESCO Declaration: Enlightening the Cosmic Context of Global Bioethics.- 1. UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights from Ubuntu Perspective.- 2. Justice.- 3. Diversity.- 4. Biosphere.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Chapter Five Catholic Social Ethics: Enlightening the Role of Solidarity in Global Bioethics..- 1. Common Good.- 2. Social Cohesion.- 3. Minority Empowerment.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Conclusion.- Bibliography
Series Title: Advancing global bioethics, v.1.
Responsibility: Leonard Tumaini Chuwa.
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This work interprets the culture of Ubuntu to explain the contribution of a representative indigenous African ethics to global bioethics. It challenges the contemporary schools of thought within  Read more...

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